After posting an 0-3 record, a return to stroke play could do the Englishman some good.
Ten other former European Ryder Cup team members are also in the field, and they will seek to waste no time proving their mettle to get back on the 2018 team for Paris.
Graeme Mc Dowell and Victor Dubuisson head the list of those most likely to climb back onto the roster.
European captain Darren Clarke also planned on competing, but he was not included on the most recent entry list.
All but one of the 14 past champions of the ADLC are in the field, with the lone exception of Colin Montgomerie, who comfortably resides on the Champions Tour these days.
Could be the nicest day of the season here at #carnoustie today!
Place is all geared up for next weeks #dunhilllinks @europeantour #golf #linksgolf #whyilovethisgame A photo posted by St Andrews Golf Travel (@standrewsgolftravel) on Oct 2, 2016 at am PDTNo American Ryder Cuppers entered this event, though Brandt Snedeker will take something of a playing vacation at the Fiji International, an event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.
These players will look to shake off the 17-11 loss to Team USA by winning a tournament of their own. 9 in the world, Willett is the highest-ranked player in the field.
He’ll be glad to return to home soil after a week of heckling from American fans, made worse by his brother’s critical comments about the rowdy galleries.
Oct 2, 2016; Chaska, MN, USA; Danny Willett of England plays a shot from a bunker on the ninth hole during the single matches in 41st Ryder Cup Hazeltine National Golf Club.Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports For six of the 12 European Ryder Cup team members, the focus will shift from playing in one of golf’s most historic events to playing some of golf’s most historic tracks.